Brewed by St. James’s Gate (Diageo)
Style: Foreign Stout
Dublin, Ireland


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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
The commemorative Stout is inspired by a recipe Benjamin Guinness – the son of Arthur Guinness – originally developed in 1817. It is the latest beer to be created by the Open Gate Brewery – the pilot brewery located at St. James’s Gate in Dublin – where Guinness brewers experiment with new styles and reinterpret historical brews.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gripweed57 (2919) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2017
11.2 ounce bottle. Opaque black liquid topped by a moderate creamy beige head. Roasted malt nose. Hints of earthy grain, lactose and burnt toast. Flavor is roasted malt, soy sauce, dark dried fruit unsweetened chocolate and charred wood. Slightly more flavor than the US available bottled Guinness, but not as complex as the Foreign Extra Stout. Good to the last drop, though.

douglas88 (9710) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 14, 2017
Bottle from John's Marketplace. Pours a pitch black color, super dark, with a medium brown head. A big roasted malt nose. Heavy roast, metallic, lactose, light chocolate. Very good. Lovely beer. Reminds me a bit of the Special Export which I love. Great.

tnkw01 (1842) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 9, 2017
Bottle. So, couldn't really tell the difference of this and regular Guinness. Coffee black with hardly any head. Biter burnt grain taste and aroma.

yespr (48205) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2017
33 cl bottle. Pours dark brown to lmost black. Huge tan hesd. Aroma is roasted dark mlty. Roasted. Breadish and dark malty. Bitter, hard roasted. Almost tarish. Dry and dense roasted finish.

ryanscourt (1546) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2017
Impressed. Cocoa, burnt toast, slight copper aroma. Much differnt that traditional dry stout.

drjay44 (3857) - Salida, Colorado, USA - DEC 1, 2017
11.2 Oz. bottle. Pours a thick, well retained beige head, with moderate lacing,over a clear dark brown (SRM 35) body.....nose is heavy roasted malts, with cocoa, chocolate, nuts, tobacco, light tar, balance to the malts.....taste is lightly lactose type sweet initially, with cocoa, chocolate, tobacco, light burnt tones, becoming dry, finishing mildly bitter, balance to the malts......mouth feel, light body, no alcohol, moderate carbonation. This is a bit light for the Export Stout style characteristics, but is otherwise and extremely easy drinking Stout. Score above to enjoyment, below to style. BJCP 8/3/14/4/6

BudweiserGuy84 (2) - - NOV 25, 2017 does not count
Weak aroma with a chocolate after tone but not bad as a chillin beer but I would serve this as a glass beverage but not bottle cause glass you’ll be able to get more from the beer aromatic and probably taste wise ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

GTAEgeek (2467) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 24, 2017
Bottle. Pours black, with a small, tan ring. Bittersweet chocolate aroma, chicory, maple and vanilla, and toffee. Sweet and a bit bitter. Light to medium body, with a sharp, oily, slightly acrid mouthfeel. This is a pretty nice, roasted stout.

SDalkoholic (2434) - Linda Vista, California, USA - NOV 24, 2017
Bottle from Rite-aid: Aroma is deep with fragrance of fig and raisin but also has an odd whiff of sweet onion and garlic smell. The flavor is sweet with a bitter malt undertone. Odd flavor of fig for date and drinks like a flat soda pop. Okay stout but nothing I would want to buy again.

Ihsan (4) - - NOV 24, 2017 does not count
Slightly different from a typical Guinness with stringer darker roasted malt undertones. Very little head, and the aroma smells malty. It goes down smooth but I think I prefer original Guinness to this particular version. However, I still enjoyed it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Ernest (7863) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 24, 2017
Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy/creamy, brown, mostly diminishing. Body is black. Aroma is moderately malty (roasted/burnt grain/coffee/nuts), with notes of tar, anise. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively/soft carbonation.

Better than most Guinness incarnations...quite roasty and tarry, which is more of the direction I wish more stouts would lean. Watery and heading towards bland in the mouth, but balanced well enough to quaff. The 7.5% FES is still the best incarnation, but this is certainly drinkable.

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